Buses to Bath City Centre (Milsom Street).

Bath Park & Ride services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Please note that on Christmas Eve, 24 December, the last Bath Park & Ride services will be at 8pm from Bath City Centre to all Park & Ride sites.

There will be no Bath Park & Ride services on Christmas Day, 25 December.

Please note that the routes in the map below are merely indicative. Refer to each service’s official route map to see actual stops and route.

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Bus service information

Park & Ride sites offer an easy, cheap and convenient way to park your car and ride a bus into the centre of Bath. The Lansdown Park & Ride site provides a fully wheelchair accessible daily service into the City Centre.

Service 31 operates from Lansdown Park & Ride to Milsom Street, Bath City Centre, every 12-15 minutes, Monday to Sunday and including some Public Holidays. Journey times are about 10 minutes.

This service operates as a regular bus service and getting on or off the bus is allowed at any stop on Lansdown Road (in the city centre the stop to use is Milsom Street (Sg)) (see note at bottom of Fares table regards to intermediate stops).

Special service frequency for Christmas Market

Bath Park & Ride services will be running at a special frequency for the Christmas Market, until 11 December.

Newbridge (Service 21):

  • Monday to Friday: every 15 minutes from 06:15 until 21:00.
  • Saturday: every 15 minutes from 06:15 until 09:00; every 10 minutes from 09:00 until 19:00; every 15 minutes from 19:00 until 21:00.
  • Sunday: every 10 minutes from 09:30 until 18:30; every 15 minutes from 18:30 until 19:00.

Lansdown (Service 31) & Odd Down (Service 41):

  • Monday to Friday: every 15 minutes from 06:15 until 08:15; every 7-8 minutes from 08:15 until 18:00; every 15 minutes from 18:00 until 21:00.
  • Saturday: every 15 minutes from 06:15 until 09:00; every 5 minutes from 09:00 until 19:00; every 15 minutes from 19:00 until 21:00.
  • Sunday: every 5 minutes from 09:30 until 18:30; every 15 minutes from 18:30 until 19:00.
31 – Lansdown Park & Ride
OperatorFirst
Types of payment accepted• Cash on bus
• Contactless on bus
• Operator’s app
• Concessionary Pass (after 09:00 Monday – Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Operating daysEvery day except Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day’
First bus from Park & Ride06:15 Monday to Saturday
09:30 Sunday (and some Public Holidays)
Last bus from City Centre (Milsom Street)20:30 Monday to Saturday
18:00 Sunday (and some Public Holidays)
FaresSee fares for service 31 – Lansdown Park & Ride
Route & TimetableBus service 31 route and timetable
Lost propertyContact the operator on 0345 646 0707 or via their website.
Service feedback and additional infoContact the operator on 0345 646 0707 or via their website.

Fares

The fares below apply only to services 21 (Newbridge Park & Ride), 31 (Lansdown Park & Ride) and 41 (Odd Down Park & Ride). The operator’s regular bus fares apply to services 4 (Odd Down Park & Ride).

Ticket nameAdult
Adult return ticket

Available to buy from the driver (cash or contactless) and from the First Bus App.
£3.60
Group return ticket on weekdays from 9:30 (two adults)
Group return ticket (two adults)

Available after 09:30 Monday to Friday

Available to buy from the driver (cash or contactless) and from the First Bus App.
£5.40
Bath Zone Group day ticket
Bath Zone Group day ticket

Unlimited travel for up to 5 people on all First bus services in the Bath Zone – valid after 9.30am Monday to Friday or all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Available to buy from the driver (cash or contactless) and from the First Bus App.
£11.20
10 single journeys (for use at any time)
10 single journeys (for use at any time)

Can be bought via the First Bus App.

Available to buy from the First Bus App.
£14.40
Service 31 (Lansdown Park & Ride)Please note, Park & Ride fares only apply to journeys that start or end at the Park & Ride site. For all other trips, First’s usual Bath Zone fare tariffs apply.
  • Holders of English National Concessionary Passes can travel for free after 09:00 on weekdays (Monday to Friday) and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
  • Up to 5 children (under 16) can travel for free with each fare-paying adult
  • First day and season tickets can be used on Bath Park & Ride. Day & week multi-operator Rider tickets are also accepted
  • Children up to the age of 4 travel free with fare paying adults

Site and parking info

Lansdown
Side of BathNorth
PostcodeBA1 9BJ
Parking spaces878
Parking costParking is free to anyone catching the bus at the site.

If you don’t catch the bus:
People parking at the Park & Ride but not catching the bus will have to pay £1 for up to 3 hours parking, or £2 for parking up to 23:59 on the same day. Payments for parking at Odd Down Park & Ride must be made online on the MiPermit website or via the MiPermit app.

Parking time can be paid for at the time of parking or in advance, although paying in advance does not guarantee you a space.
Height restrictionNone
Opening hoursOpen 24/7
Overnight parkingYes, at vehicle owner’s own risk.

If using the site to park your car for several days, please note that the parking charges apply for each day that you do not use the Park & Ride bus service.

For example, if you parked your car from Monday to Friday and use the bus to travel into Bath on the Monday, and return to your car on the Friday, parking charges would apply on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
ToiletsYes – Check if toilets are open to the public
Cycle parkingYes, but please be aware that cycle parking is limited.
Park & CycleNot allowed
  • Bath Park & Ride sites are open 24/7. Overnight parking is therefore permitted at the vehicle owner’s own risk. Please note that charges apply – see Parking costs above.

If you have any queries about parking, please contact Bath & North East Somerset Council parking services team on [email protected] or Bath & North East Somerset Council parking services team01225 477133.